Saturday, August 3, 2013

August ALREADY????!!!!!!!

Hey Mr. Calendar, I didn't give you permission to flip the page to August already!

My brain is starting to think about school stuff everyday now.  All the exciting changes and tweaks to projects that I think will make them better.  (Is your brain doing this too?)

I've been having fun in my teaching Studio this summer.  Been really busy teaching acrylic painting on canvas for fun.  It's going to be interesting to see how I'll manage both my teaching Studio and my regular classroom at school.  (My boy is now a licensed driver so that means I have more time to devote to my crazy world of artsy happenings.)

I've been having fun w/ Bleach Pens on t-shirts lately.  Thank You - Thank You to I am Momma Hear me Roar for posting this bleach pen project years ago.  And big congrats on your new baby girl I knew I had to try it when I first saw it & it was really fun.  Now years later, I'm doing it again and selling shirts at my teaching Studio:)

If you try a bleach pen project, don't be surprised if you end up w/ big blobs of white spots all over your shirt the first time, or even the 3rd time.  

I've found that every shirt absorbs the bleach in its own unique way & there's no way of telling until you try it.  

FYI- I've found that one pen will last approx. 3 shirt designs.  When the pen starts to get empty, it's best to quit using it b/c that's when the air bubbles starting popping out of the pen and giving you big drops of bleach in places you don't want them.

Lastly, 2 more observations - When you shake the bleach pen, there will be more air bubbles in it and it's harder to get nice clean lines from it.  But, if you don't shake the bleach pen, in the beginning you will have watery fluid running out of it as you start your design.  Because of these two problems, I squeeze the watery fluid onto a paper towel first, before using the pen, and I don't shake the pen.

Here's some of the fun I've been having.

If you want to see others, you can look here too:)

1 comment:

iammommahearmeroar said...

Glad you're having so much fun with the bleach pen! Thanks for the shout out! The last blue shirt is my favorite. Way to go!